UK - Promoting positive voices in diaspora communities


The ‘Promoting positive voices in diaspora communities’ project was undertaken from June 2011–14 and was a partnership between Alert and two development education centres (DECs): Lancashire Global Education Centre and Global Education Derby, as well as Y Care International and YMCA Hayes. The project activities were targeted at young people from diaspora communities in three localities in England: London, Derby and Brierfield. The project also produced a report, Voices across borders, which aimed to deepen understanding of diaspora communities in the UK and improve partnerships between diasporas and policy-makers on peacebuilding and development policy and practice. The main diaspora communities who were involved in the project overall were Pakistani, Sri Lankan Tamil, Congolese and Somali, however other young people from a range of African and Hispanic diasporas also took part in the activities.